Title: John Gray, Jr.

Description: Portrait of John Gray, Jr., a Private First Class in the U.S. Army. Gray was born in Creighton, Missouri on May 26, 1920, and attended Creighton High School. He enlisted on August 6, 1942, and was sent to Europe on August 17, 1944. While in France crossing the Moselle River, his company assault boat, under the command of George Patton, was ambushed by German fire and the entire crew was killed in action on Novemner 15, 1944.

Date: Circa 1942

Item Type: Photograph, b/w, 2 1/2 x 3 1/4 in.

Collection: Gold Star Mother's Legion Scrapbook (SC68) See finding aid: http://www.kchistory.org/u?/Local,37095

Location: SC68, p. 43

Subject: World War II

Local Subject: Gold Star Mothers of Kansas City; Gray, John, Jr.

Digital Format: JPEG

Barcode: 10020630

Repository: Missouri Valley Special Collections, Kansas City Public Library, Kansas City, Missouri

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